Accession Number:

ADA179508

Title:

Job Satisfaction, Organization Commitment and Retention in the NOAA (national Oceanic Atmospheric Administration) Corps

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

113.0

Abstract:

Job satisfaction, commitment, and retention were assessed utilizing survey responses from 319 of 375 NOAA Corps officers. Job satisfaction was analyzed using need-satisfaction theory. Commitment and retention were analyzed using discriminant analysis. Low job satisfaction and poor retention were found in grades 0-1 and 0-2. Moderate job satisfaction was indicated by mid-grade officers. Officers in grades 0-3 40 and 0-4 34 plan to retire with 20 years of service. The majority of officers expressed low satisfaction in the areas of communication and feedback. Promotions are a major concern for officers in the grades of 0-1 through 0-5. The majority of officers enjoy their work and plan to make a career in the Corps. Recommendations to improve job satisfaction, motivation, commitment, and retention are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE